Our Curriculum

Littledown is a Special School catering for pupils with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. It provides for children and young people from diverse social and emotional backgrounds who have a wide variety of complex needs and abilities ranging from high academic ability to autistic spectrum disorders, moderate and sometimes severe learning needs.

Littledown believes that the school curriculum comprises of all learning and other experiences that are planned for its pupils and that the National Curriculum is an essential part of this. Furthermore, Littledown believes that a well-planned and robust curriculum is a fundamental route to the social, emotional and behavioural development, and overall well-being, of its pupils.

In fully adopting the National Curriculum Littledown School supports its two fundamental aims to provide opportunity for all pupils to learn and achieve and to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

In making this commitment Littledown also expects to secure pupil entitlement, raise and maintain standards, and promote continuity, coherence and public understanding.